User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active

The DASH diet is not primarily designed for weight loss. The Dash Diet - or the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan - is designed (along with reduced salt intake) to reduce (or prevent the onset of) high blood pressure (hypertension) and boost nutrition and general health.


The DASH Diet is based on 2,000 calories a day. It provides recommended daily servings of grains, vegetables and meat etc. You can make up your own menu based on the advice given or follow the simple plan that is laid out by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). You may also convert it into a weight-reduction plan by choosing lower-calorie food options.


The DASH Diet - High in Fruit, Vegetables and Wholegrains

It's worth noting that the DASH eating plan has more daily servings of fruits, vegetables, and whole grain foods than you may be used to eating. And because the DASH diet plan is high in fiber, it can cause bloating and diarrhea in some persons. To avoid these problems, gradually increase your intake of fruit, vegetables, and whole grain foods.


Starting the DASH Diet


The DASH Diet is About Healthy Nutritious Eating

The DASH Diet isn't rocket-science; nor is it a quick-fix for people wanting to lose weight. But it is an excellent way of eating and it will boost general health. The only drawback is the lack of a specific diet menu.


How to Order the DASH Diet

You can order a printed copy the DASH Eating Plan from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for free here - Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH - NHLBI

You are not logged in. Please login to continue